Department of Economics
The Effect of New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance on Women’s Leave Taking
- Author(s): Titzler, Alana
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This paper examines the effect of New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Insurance (PFLI) on maternity leave taking. Using Current Population Survey Data and a difference-in-difference approach, I analyze the effect of New Jersey’s PFLI. The findings suggest that the program did not significantly increase leave taking among most new mothers. Specifically, I find a 5.7-6.3percentage point increase in leave taking for women with some college but no increases in leave taking for other groups.